Wayne Shorter at 80
Featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade
- Saturday, April 5, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter’s journey through jazz, as angular and unconventional as his playing style, has led him everywhere from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Weather Report with Miles Davis to six GRAMMY Awards and honorary Doctorates from New York University and the Berklee College of Music. To see the man The New York Times calls “the most important living composer in jazz” play on the Rialto stage is a truly special opportunity to experience a legend in his groove.
…[Shorter’s new] album is a sprawling, relentlessly inventive listen that nods toward
Shorter’s rich legacy as a true musical giant, even while pointing toward an undeniable
truth that, even at 80 years old, he isn’t finished exploring yet.Los Angeles Times
“The leader’s soprano saxophone darts here and dashes there, like a firefly in rapid night flight. San Francisco Chronicle